So just a few days ago I told you about the new original series coming to Netflix DINOTRUX based off the book series by Chris Gull. This Netflix exclusive brings you to the world during the reign of the DinoTrux. Well Mike got invited to go and tour the DreamWorks campus and catch a 2 episode sneak peek of this new series in June.
Mike was super excited to meet both the executive producers as well as to get the unique chance to sit down in the sound studio and record his very own lines. While in the recording booth, it took a few tries for Mike to figure out the timing but he eventually was able to figure it out. See, problem-solving is a big part of daily life for the Dinotrux and Reptools in this series. The obstacles these unlikely friends find themselves up against lead them to the great discovery that they can do cool, amazing things when they build and battle back as a team, creating a better life for everyone. “It’s a humanistic point of view,” says writer/executive producer Ron Burch. “It’s about building community, making friends, teamwork, and always trying to do the right thing.”
Whether they’re collaborating on a colossal Dinotrux Garage and Repair Shop or a super-cool Race Track, it’s all defined by the spirit of creativity and cooperation. When faced with hard choices, these gigantic good guys with big hearts always solve their problems in a constructive way. “They build out of a need,” says Burch, “whether it’s rescuing somebody or needing to protect their food. We try to make building the solution instead of violence.” The series gets kids ages 4-7 in touch with working things through. Each episode has a ‘life lesson’ in it and it relates to kids outside of the house. Ty meets a few new friends on his journey, just like a young kid would on his first day of preschool or daycare, etc. There’s the little friend that you meet right away and that one kid who kinda wants to bully everyone. Doing the right thing and making the right choices, whether they are popular or not are all lessons taught throughout the series.
DinoTrux premieres on Netflix on Aug 14th exclusively.